Techstars Startup Weekend Islamabad (Women) 2019

    Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019


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Techstars Startup Weekend Islamabad (Women) 2019

Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019



Friday, September 13 - 15, 2019
Event starts at 4:00 pm

National Incubation Center
Plot 24-B, Street 6
First Floor, National Information Technology Board, H-9/1
Islamabad, Pakistan 44000

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 13th


4:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and check in


4:30 pm
Tea & Networking
Drink tea, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


5:00 pm
Opening Remarks & Weekend Overview
Hamza Tahir (Facilitator/ Lead Organizer - Techstars Startup Weekend)


5:10 pm
Guest Keynote
Sadia Khurram (Chief Customer Experience Officer - Jazz)


5:20 pm
Guest Keynote
Asif Aziz (Chief Commercial Officer - Jazz)


5:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


7:30 pm
Motivational talk
Amber Qaiser - CEO/Founder Funky Bakes


7:45 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


8:15 pm
Dinner + Rabbab Performance

Saturday September 14th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Tea


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


1:00 pm
Idea Pitching Workshop
Furqan Qureshi - Mentor, NIC


2:00 pm
Lunch


3:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


3:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


5:00 pm
Tea


5:40 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


8:00 pm
Dinner


9:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 15th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Tea


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


2:00 pm
Lunch


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Tea


5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Participants will pitch their ideas to the Judges


6:00 pm
Judging & Awards


6:30 pm
Closing Remarks


7:00 pm
Closing Dinner Reception


9:00 pm
Wrap Up!



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Islamabad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Hamza
    Tahir
  • Arzish
    Azam
  • Risham
    Raja
  • Hina
    Tariq
  • Cynia
    Ejaz
  • Maryam
    Fizza
  • Wisha
    Zehra
  • Atia
    Batool
  • Dua
    Syed
  • Sidra
    Jalil
  • Sabeena
    Abbasi
  • Sadia
    Khan

Facilitators


Hamza Tahir
Community Manager

Tech Entrepreneur | Founder @Visum | React Native & ML Developer |
Community Lead @facebookfordevelopers, @techstars, @startupweekend, @gbglahore, @sgislamabad |
Community Manager @ejadlabs


Hamza Tahir is a mobile app developer with lots of experience of building applications for Android/IOS/Desktop/Web platforms. Having a strong knowledge of Reactnative, AI & ML and Facebook Technologies, he can build literally anything in these platforms. He's one of the most active community builders in Pakistan. Leading communities like Facebook Developer Circles, Slack Platform Community, Techstars, Startup Grind Islamabad & Google Business Group Lahore in Pakistan.
He's the Lead organizer of Facebook DevC Pakistan Conference Lahore 2019, the first ever developers conference by Facebook outside Silicon Valley. He the Lead organizer of Startup Weekend Islamabad by Techstars & Co-Organizer of BizFest Lahore supported by Google Business Group. While belonging to the startup community, he's the Founder/CEO of "VISUM - The Virtual Eye" where their sole focus is on building smart glasses for visually impaired people. He's the youngest person in Pakistan to win 18 Hackathons.

"On a journey to empower the local tech ecosystem by building collaborative developer communities across the country!"
 


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